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When Someone You Love is Deployed, by Susan Dunn.
Having someone you love deployed, whether child, partner, relative or close friend, is extremely stressful (Read the rest of the article here)
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Hints for Smoking Cessation


The following suggestions are gleaned from the American Lung Association website and other sources:

  • Remember that a smoker has both a psychological and a chemical (nicotine) addiction.
  • Use multiple techniques when quitting -- try anything that does not compromise your health.
  • Costs of smoking cessation programs vary. Check with your insurance company to see if the cost is covered.
  • Why do you want to quit? Write it down.
  • Set a date to quit but make it a usually low stress day.
  • Make a list of things you can do instead of smoking (taking a walk, chomping on ice chips, playing with your children, anything you can come up with).
  • Ask friends and family to help you by not tempting you and by giving you "space" when you need it.
  • Visualize your very clean lungs.
  • Think of yourself as a nonsmoker!
  • Reward yourself for progress (avoid food, though).
  • If you usually have a cigarette and drink after meals, stop. Get up from the table and clean up, or take a walk, or anything else on your list of things to do instead of smoking.
  • Buddy up with someone who has quit and ask them to lend an ear when you feel you are weakening.
  • Talk to your primary care provider about medications and patches.